Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

MultiChoice Kenya adds new channel to DStv Family package

MultiChoice the video entertainment and internet company with a strong presence in South Africa and across the African continent has increased the number of channels on its DStv Family Package. This move of the company is to encourage more customers to subscribe to the Family Package and to compete more efficiently with internet TV operators.  [...]

New TV show Easy Money on eTV

eTV will air a new drama series, Easy Money, portraying the life of a young teacher who gets involved in a pyramid scheme run by a company called Pharaoh Investments. Easy Money is inspired by real-life events and famous pyramid schemes hoping to answer the question: why Do We Fall For Pyramid Schemes? Xoli Zondi, [...]

Trevor Noah to have his own TV Show in SA

The popular comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah is reteaming with M-Net to do a 13-part TV series set to broadcast next year. Currently the working title of the show is thought to be Trevor Noah Presents in which the celebrity will showcase upcoming young comedians in SA.  Noah made the announcement [...]

GOtv brings three new FTA channels to subscribers in Nigeria

In line with its role to drive the digital migration, GOtv has launched more Free-To-Air channels on its platform. The channels include the River State Television (RSTV), Edo Broadcasting Service and Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State.  RSTV is a state-owned television station on Port Harcourt which airs local entertainment and news, children, sports programmes and [...]

FOX Africa boosting its local content and planning SVOD offer

In March, FOX Africa hosted a four-team regional club soccer tournament in Senegal, a trailer to the launch of the first 16 team West African football Cup of Nations in Ghana in September.  Gary Alfsonso, General Manager of FOX said, 20th Century Fox and Fox Networks Group (FNG) is one of the few media companies [...]

SA Government to switch to OTT by December 2018

Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, reaffirmed the new digital TV deadline for South Africa. The minister reiterated her commitment to have all South Africans migrating to digital television from analogue by December 2018.  She said, I have full appreciation of the impact that the digital migration project is set to have on the economy of this [...]

BeIN Media grasps multi-year content deal with CBS International

The pay TV operator of the Middle East and North Africa signed a multi-year content deal with CBS studios International for CBS and CW programmes. CBS programs such as MacGyver, The Good Fight, Bull and the Late Show with James Corden will air on the platform for MENA region viewers.  The deal will cover the [...]

GiNX TV brings Dota 2 International to the small screens

GiNX Esports TV will be broadcasting the Dota 2 International Main Event on DSTC channel 240. This brings a bit of novelty to the viewing of the programme since it was never watched on small screens and in HD.  GiNX TV received the broadcast right alongside other TV networks. Michiel Bakker, CEO of GiNX Esports [...]

Abu Dhabi Media and Television of Kuwait to exchange archiving material

The television of Kuwait represented by the Kuwait Ministry of Information and the Abu Dhabi Media company, ADMC, signed an agreement of understanding and collaboration to facilitate the exchange of archiving material.  This agreement launching will be marked by the immediate search of some material belonging to the Television of Kuwait at the Abu Dhabi [...]

SABC gained rights to broadcast NBA Africa Game 2017

SABC announced it has secured rights to broadcast the National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa Game 2017 which will take place during the weekend at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg.  SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said, The NBA Africa Game pits NBA players of African origin versus the NBA players from the rest of the world. Dirk [...]